The fish availalbe in this reservoir
are Yellowstone cutthroat trout, non-native trout and carp.
Water stored in Blackfoot Reservoir
is used to irrigate lands on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and other
lands in the vicinity of Blackfoot, Idaho. Blackfoot Reservoir is
managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Fort Hall. Blackfoot
Reservoir Campground and 5 campgrounds along the Blackfoot Riverare
managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Both BIA and BLM are
agencies in the U.S. Department of the Interior. Blackfoot Reservoir
has a very good population of rainbow, cutthroat trout and carp. Its
islands are home to pelicans, cormorants and gulls. Its waters are used
by waterfowl, waterbirds and shorebirds. Blackfoot Reservoir covers
18,000 surface acres when full, the second largest reservoir in
southeastern Idaho. The main dam was built 55 feet high above the
streambed. Blackfoot Reservoir has a usable storage capacity of 413,000
acre-feet at a design maximum water surface elevation of 6124'. So at
this elevation it will stay cooler.
Dispersed camping with picnic tables
and fire rings on the left high up on the hill overlooking the
Developed sites on the right w/electric and shelters. Water levels are
at a 20 year high this year. This is an old Google Earth showing low
Levels are up to the shore bushes.
The camp host site. Some long pull
through sites available. You can see the current water level.
Pictures taked before the first lawn mowing of the season was